Lee Atchison

Don’t stop your migration!

Are you planning an application migration? Perhaps you are moving your on-premises application to the cloud, or perhaps you are moving your monolithic application to a service-oriented or microservice architecture. Migrations such as these are commitments. Commitments of time. Commitments of resources. Commitments of mind-set and corporate energy. Migrations are not easy to pull off. …

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5 steps to improve your application availability

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, there was a massive internet outage that brought down a significant number of websites and applications. Like many such outages, this one was caused by a relatively small web player, Fastly. Fastly provides cloud services and local caching for major portions of the internet. When it went down, the impact …

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The importance of classifying analytics

Analytics are core to all modern SaaS applications. There is no way to successfully operate a SaaS application without monitoring how it is performing, what it’s doing internally, and how successful it is at accomplishing its goals. However, there are many types of analytics that modern applications need to monitor and examine. The purpose, value, …

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3 reasons centralizing your data is a bad idea

Microservice architectures are a common model for modern applications and systems. They have a specific characteristic of splitting the business responsibility of a large application into distinct, separate components that can be independently developed, managed, operated, and scaled. Microservice architectures provide an effective model for scaling the application itself, allowing larger and more disjointed development …

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